Hours before a bipartisan meeting Tuesday at the White House on the packed
year-end legislative agenda, President Trump attacked the two Democratic
leaders in a tweet and announced “I don’t see a deal”
with “Chuck and Nancy.”
Trump wrote, falsely, that Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and
House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi “want illegal immigrants flooding into our Country unchecked, are
weak on Crime and want to substantially RAISE taxes. I don’t see
Trump plans to meet Congress’ two top
Democrats as well as Republican leaders in the Oval Office in late afternoon to
discuss a long to-do list of must-pass legislation, most significantly
a bill to fund government operations before the current spending authority
expires Dec. 8.
Republicans need Democrats’ votes to pass the spending bill and avoid a government
shutdown, given the number of Republicans who routinely oppose any spending.
But Democrats for months have said they would not provide support unless
the legislation included protections from deportation for so-called “Dreamers,”
the hundreds of thousands of mostly younger immigrants brought to the
country illegally as children.
Those beneficiaries of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
would begin losing their two-year work permits and deportation deferrals
in March because Trump in September ordered the program to be phased out.
Back then, however, Trump sided with “Chuck and Nancy” after
a similar bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders. They left the
Oval Office meeting in September saying they had an agreement with the
president to seek continued protection for Dreamers in exchange for more
border security funds. Trump confirmed that in his own remarks and tweets
at the time, saying he was looking forward to working with them on immigration.
But in recent weeks, negotiations between the two parties over protecting Dreamers
from deportation have stalled over demands from Trump and Republican lawmakers to include tougher measures
on legal and illegal immigration.
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